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(p. 21) Conceptual and Scientific Foundations 

(p. 21) Conceptual and Scientific Foundations
(p. 21) Conceptual and Scientific Foundations

Susan Krauss Whitbourne

and Lauren A. Zeranski

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date: 06 December 2021

This chapter is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the aging process, including descriptions of the physical, psychological, social, and environmental challenges that can accompany later life. The processes described in this chapter are associated with normative aging . Nevertheless, it is important to recognize the great diversity in this age group, an understanding critical to an informed geropsychological practice.

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